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1952 - Marianne Brish's description of the bookmobile Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Marianne Brish Evett wrote this description of her days as a bookmobile driver in the early 1950s. It was written as a theme in freshman English at Randolph-Macon Women's College. She was encouraged to expand and polish it for the college Prose and Verse, an annual anthology of the best student writing. The library republished it.

Marianne was a page mostly in the Children's Room at the Washington County Free Library during high school, graduating in 1950. She writes:

Then I worked summers on the bookmobile from 1950-52 (I think). It was a terrific job; I got to drive now and then (learned to double clutch to shift gears). There was, indeed, room for three (barely): Helen Margaret Cooper and Dorothy Whitmore and me. We all got along well, joking and talking as we jolted along.

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Marianne Brish Evett

Marianne Brish Evett and Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia

Used with permission of Marianne Brish Evett and Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia.

Marianne suggested the photograph shows one of the early runs to schools in April or May of 1950. "It looks like a class to me, and not a crowd during the summer months."


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Washington County Free Library

Washington County, Maryland

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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